Cardi B and her fiancé Offset, of the rap trio Migos, grace the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. You're not alone if you're wondering how a one-hit wonder made the cover of the holy grail of music magazines.
Nowadays, you don't have to be a music superstar to make the cover of Rolling Stone. Social media presence carries more clout than any actual achievement.
The "Bodak Yellow" rapper took to Instagram to reveal the cover shot, in which she bares her pregnant belly and her tatted butt while Offset, dressed in a sharp red suit (looking like a Black Beatles with fake dreadlocks), is seen kissing Cardi's baby bump in the cover shot.
She seemed to take a subtle jab at Rolling Stone editors for leaking the full cover image an hour earlier.
"I guess it was too much to ask to wait until the official July release of our @rollingstone cover! This cover is so special to me and means so much! Thank you to everyone who helped put this amazing cover together! Even tho it was leaked and suppose to be In gray f**k it."
Clearly the Rolling Stone editors were eager to get the jump on the Monday morning rush to the blogs to see what shenanigans occurred over the weekend.
Cardi also expressed joy that her unborn daughter made the cover.
"My daughter made it to the Rollin Stone cover !!!! Official release in July.You can’t ruined what’s for me! ROCKSTARS @offsetyrn (sic)," the 25-year-old gushed.
She was quick to boast about the beauty benefits of being pregnant.
"Do you see my motherf**kin' hair? This s**t growing and growing," she bragged. "You see my skin? Look like a b**ch put moisturiser on, but I just woke up (sic)."
As most moms know, the sharp increase in female hormones progesterone and estrogen during pregnancy completely overwhelms the hair follicle-killing male hormone testosterone (and its derivative DHT), and helps the hair to grow in thick and full.
But after giving birth, both female hormones drop significantly, causing the hair to shed.